Found in Us

Found in Us

By Layla Hagen

  • Release Date: 2014-07-24
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
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Description

*USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR*

**This is STANDALONE, full-length novel.  NO cliffhanger.**

Jessica Haydn loves her life. She moved to London, the city of her dreams, and she’s working hard to prove herself at her new job. She isn’t looking for a distraction, especially if it comes in the form of Parker, whose electrifying pull and smile bruised her ego once before. But his sexy British accent makes her crave his touch, and his blue eyes strip Jessica of all her defenses. 

Parker Blakesley can’t get Jessica out of his mind, even though he should. He has a business empire to save, and no time for distraction…or love. But something about Jessica makes him question everything. Not only has she a body made for sin, but her laughter fills a void inside of him. 

And their paths keep crossing, testing all his self-control…

*This novel is recommended for 17+ due to sexual content and mature themes.*

*The first book in the story, Lost in Us, tells the story of Serena and James. Each book can be read as a standalone.*

Lost Series 
Book 0.5: Lost (James and Serena) 
Book 1: Lost in Us (James and Serena) 
Book 2: Found in Us (Jessica and Parker)
Book 3: Caught in Us (Dani and Damon)

Reviews

  • Good

    4
    By Nicbooks
    This book tells the story of Jessica and Parker, two people who think they are too damaged to deserve love. Parker had previously defended Jessica in a bar incident, which resulted in her having a broken leg. During her healing, Parker helped care for her and they grew close, but never gave in to the sexual desire they felt. Parker returned to London to save his family's company, and Jessica lands her after-college dream job working for a museum. Through a little plotting by Jessica's roommate, Dani, they are thrown back together and the sexual tension resurfaces. The rest of the book shows them breaking down each other's defenses to allow the other in to their hearts. What I like most about the book is how it captures the feeling of being in your mid-twenties and struggling with leaving the party life of college behind and becoming a responsible adult. I think many who attended university will relate to that struggle. In relationships, it's also a tumultuous time, when you meet someone and you want to be engulfed by them. Falling in love in your twenties is fast, sexually fueled, and confusing. The author captures this quite well in both Jessica and Parker. The conflicts in the book are mostly internal, with a minor incident at the end that gives a little more insight to everything Parker is trying to conceal. It was really nice that it was not a book where the couple breaks up and gets back together constantly, because while that does happen in real life, it doesn't happen to every relationship. It's possible to stay together and move past your issues without breaking up after every fight. I didn't have a hard time getting through the book, it was a relatively quick and easy read. The sex scenes were lively and nicely detailed. The ability to relate to the characters keeps you going through the story to see that they have a chance at happily ever after. If you are looking for something that isn't too complicated or overwrought with conflict, this is the book for you. It can be read as a stand-alone book. It's not necessary to read Lost in Us to read this one.
  • Great Reading!

    5
    By Neatza
    The books by Layla Hagen are great! I myself find I am feeling even more romantic with my husband, if possible! They put me in mind of 50 Shades of Grey but better! I preordered the newest book & now I see it would have been free. Dang it!!
  • :-/

    2
    By Ash8585
    Disappointment after the first book, especially since I paid for this one. Nothing really happened until the end. And then the book was over.
  • Found in Us

    5
    By Te4esa
    Loved it
  • Layla Hagen did it again!

    5
    By Grace_Bookkins
    Layla Hagen did it again! Another amazing, steamy read that had me forgetting the real world until the very end! Jessica and Parker intrigued me in book one, Lost in Us, and I couldn’t wait to read their story. Hagen didn’t disappoint! Jessica, a California party girl gets her dream job in London after graduation and is determined to prove to herself and everyone else that she can be a responsible adult. Parker is back in London and is fighting to save his family’s business while fighting his own personal demons. The characters were so well developed with a devastating past they had to overcome. And this is why I loved this book so much, their past, how they connected with each other because of their past, and how they healed each other to find their well-deserved happy ending. Jessica and Parker will definitely stay with me for a long time. With impeccable writing and the talent to hook the reader from beginning to end, Hagen delivered another great addition to the Lost series. *I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.*

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